ZeroStack Lays Out Vision for Self-Driving Cloud
MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Dec. 13, 2017 -- ZeroStack, Inc., creators of a self-driving on-premises cloud, today announced its vision for a Five-Step Journey to leverage existing investment in on-premises virtual infrastructure. The journey begins with ZeroStack’s Intelligent Cloud Platform to enable developers to drive operational tasks. The result is an on-premises cloud solution that slashes the infrastructure management burden on the IT department. The journey combines DevOps automation with customer control, and consists of these five steps:
1. Automatic installation and configuration, where the developer controls when automated updates occur;
2. Integration that brings together AWS and VMWare, facilitating the best of both worlds with workflows migration controlled by users;
3. Self-service provisioning based on templates defined by users;
4. Advanced machine learning to automate processes, where the data scientists leverage telemetry and operational history; and
5. Automated upgrades, where the environment owner monitors the process.
“Our customers thrive on automated systems for creating productive Agile DevOps environments,” said Tracy Ragan, CEO of OpenMake, providers of DeployHub, an open source scalable Continuous Deployment solution. “ZeroStack delivers an automated DevOps system that empowers developers while reducing the burden on the IT organizations that support them, creating IT that moves at the speed of Agile DevOps.”
“To remain relevant, IT departments need automated tools that allow self-provisioning for DevOps organizations,” said Dan Conde, senior analyst at Enterprise Strategy Group. “A self-driving cloud leads to faster code creation and deployment while keeping IT relevant by overseeing the on-premises infrastructure.”
ZeroStack uses intelligent software to deliver a self-driving private cloud platform that enables agile DevOps practices with self-service creation of custom workspaces. With the ZeroStack private cloud, developers have one-click deployment of popular DevOps tools with appropriate compute, storage and networking resources while IT operations retains control over the underlying infrastructure. In addition, ZeroStack uses machine learning and AI techniques to deliver a self-healing architecture that minimizes IT overhead. Founded by senior engineers from VMware and Google, the company is funded by Formation 8 and Foundation Capital, and is based in Mountain View, California.